MN Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota Energy Assistance Program
Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) ensures low-income households, homeowners and renters, have affordable, continuous, and safe home energy. Additional funding is available for crisis situations, which keeps households from being disconnected or to help them get reconnected. There is also extra support offered for seniors of 60 years old, along with no cost repair or replacement of broken furnaces for homeowners. 

EAP runs from October 1st through May 31st, or until funds run out. Applications are generally available for households to begin to applying in September with fund dispersement in November. 

Income Guidelines
The amount of help EAP provides depends on the type of services and the household’s size, income, and heating costs. Below is a graph depicting household size and 1 month maximum income guidelines.

How to apply for EAP
Lake Region Electric Cooperative has partnered with MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership, Inc. To submit an application, you can visit MAHUBE-OTWA’s offices in Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Mahnomen, Park Rapids, or Wadena, or you can submit online at

If you have any questions about EAP, please connect with MAHUBE-OTWA at or by calling (888) 458-1385. You can also visit our Energy Assistance page.